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tranquilsimplicity
Member since Feb-03-09 · Last seen Dec-02-14
I reside in London but I am of Kenyan origin. Having been smitten by Chess rather late, I improved rather quickly to my surprise and that of many.

I favour complicated openings with material imbalances, as most players in my view and experience become uncomfortable when drawn out of preparation and are unable to play their pet lines. And I have a penchant for attacking the opponent's King. I enjoy the King's Gambit, Vienna Game and have a predilection for the open game usually employing a classical set up as White against semi-open games. I have been successful with the King's Indian Defence and Sicilian Dragon Defence and Sicilian ..e6.

Positional sacrifices, aggression, creativity and elegant combinations are what attract me to Chess. And for these reasons I am enamoured of the games of Efim Geller, David Bronstein, Mikhail Chigorin, Mikhail Tal and Rudolph Spielmann. In these players I see exactly what I would love to see in games I play. #


   tranquilsimplicity has kibitzed 420 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-30-14 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
 
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   Nov-30-14 Vaganian vs Stein, 1970
 
tranquilsimplicity: A pawn sacrifice ..h6 that gives Black a devastating initiative along with elegant piece positioning to effect and complete a ruthless attack!#
 
   Nov-30-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
tranquilsimplicity: <Domdaniel> <Eh? Is this more cretinous nutterweb bluster...> Indeed it is. And it is pathetic as it is risible. And all I do is sit back and witness the absurdity and presumptuousness of the unenlightened novice. Granted..I am not a strong player; but at the ...
 
   Nov-29-14 A Kappel vs A Dokhovny, 2012 (replies)
 
tranquilsimplicity: Excellent mating net!#
 
   Nov-29-14 Max Euwe (replies)
 
tranquilsimplicity: <thegoodanarchist> You missed the point; I suggested 'in sport', not anywhere. There are of course many ungentlemanly behaviours in different social settings that would make giving excuses instead of admitting defeat, seem benign.#
 
   Nov-29-14 Stein vs B Berger, 1964
 
tranquilsimplicity: <parisattack> Thanks again. I have a sneaky suspicion that Stein perfected this King's Indian Attack double-fianchetto system as an incredibly venomous fashion of attacking the Black King. Woe unto he who had to face Stein's deadly demolition!#
 
   Nov-29-14 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (B46)
 
tranquilsimplicity: <parisattack> Thanks a bunch for that. It appears that Lehmann had planned very carefully to snatch Fischer's Knight on e5 after 14...Nxe5. However Fischer resourcefulness and accuracy of calculation reveals itself when he is able to weather the storm from Lehmann's
 
   Nov-29-14 Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969
 
tranquilsimplicity: This is now the second time that after having abandoned the King's Indian Attack, will actually play it again with the b4, Bb2 idea. And all due to Leonid Stein's stupendous employment of this deceptively simple and seemingly innocuous opening.#
 
   Nov-29-14 Lombardy vs Quinteros, 1973 (replies)
 
tranquilsimplicity: <Dredge Rivers> "Forgive me Father for I have mated!" - he..he..he..he..excellentè!#
 
   Nov-29-14 R Casafus vs Lombardy, 1994 (replies)
 
tranquilsimplicity: (Continuation from previous post) And his famed relationship with Bobby Fischer notwithstanding. In my opinion, he is rarely spoken about though an incredible talent.#
 
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